Regina King Biography

Updated On Feb 21, 2019 Published On Nov 30, 2015
Facts of Regina King
Date of Birth: 1971 , January-15
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 3 Inch
Name Regina King
Father Thomas King
Mother Gloria King
Nationality Ameriacn
Birth Place/City Los Angeles, California
Ethnicity Black
Profession Film actress
Net Worth $10 million
Eye Color Dark-Brown
Hair Color Black
Body Measurements N/A
Weight in KG 55 kg
Married Yes
Married to Ian Alexander Sr. (m. 1997)
Children Ian Alexander, Jr.
Divorce Ian Alexander Sr. (m. 2007)
Education University of Southern California
Awards Primetime Emmy Award
Movies Planes: Fire & Rescue
TV Show American Crime
Siblings Reina King
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Primetime Emmy Awards winner Regina King is a famous American actress and director popular in the world for portraying her roles in the television series Southland and American Crime. She is also famous for appearing in The Good Doctor and Shameless.

Regina King's Early Life

Regina King was born Regina Rene King on January 15, 1971, and is 48 years old as of early 2019. She was born in Los Angeles, California, the United States of America to mother Gloria and father Thomas King.

Regina was raised in View Park-Windsor Hills in a middle-class family. She is of American nationality and belongs to the black ethnicity.

Regina King's Career

Enthusiastic and diligent Regina played her debut acting role while she was still in her high school days. Her first acting was in the television series, 227 where she played the role of Brenda Jenkins for about half a decade. In 1991, she appeared in her debut feature film, Boyz n the Hood alongside Tyra Ferrell.

Till the date, Regina has appeared in many television series and movies like Shameless, Watchmen, The Big Bang Theory, Living Proof, Living Single, This Christmas, Mighty Joe Young, Our Family Wedding, and many others.

Regina King's Net Worth and Earnings

As of early 2019, Regina King's net worth is estimated to be around $12 million that she might have collected from her professional acting and directing career. Back in 2015, her net worth was reported to be around $10 million.

The box office sales of Planes: Fire & Rescue was around $151,390,000, Our Family Wedding was $21,410,000, This Christmas was $49,780,000, and The Ant Bully was $55,180,000.

Regina King's Personal Life

While talking about Regina King's personal life, she is a divorcee. On 23rd of April 1997, King got married to Ian Alexander Sr.

Before getting married, they welcomed their first child, son Ian Alexander, Jr together in 1996. However, their decade long married life was dissolved in 2007 citing his extramarital affairs.

Regina stands 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs around 55 kg.

Regina King facts on timeline

Born in Los Angeles, California

January 15 , 1971

Born as Regina Rene King in Los Angeles, California, United States of America to Gloria and Thomas King, Regina was raised in View Park-Windsor Hills in middle class family. She is an American and is of black ethnicity.

Her parents got divorced

1979

Regina King was born to Gloria and Thomas King. Her mother Gloria is a special education teacher and her father Thomas King is an electrician. As a married couple, they welcomed two children together and they got divorced in 1979.

Began her acting career

1985

Enthusiastic and assiduous Regina played her debut acting role while she was still in her high school days. Her first acting was in the television series, 227 and there she played the role of Brenda Jenkins for about half a decade. 

First feature film, Boyz n the Hood

1991

After making her appearance in the 106 episodes of the television series, 227, she finally won her debut movie role in 1991 and that was in the movie, Boyz n the Hood. Then she appeared in the movie Poetic Justice and Higher Learning. 

Married to Ian Alexander Sr

April 23 , 1997

On 23rd of April 1997, King got married to Ian Alexander Sr. But long before this date she began his love affairs with him. It was also said that her love life was not that secret as she was also seen dating him in the public places. 

First child, Ian Alexander, Jr

January 15 , 1996

She became mother for the first time in her life in 1996 and that was before getting married with Ian Alexander Sr. As a loving couple, they welcomed their first child together on 15th of January and it was was a son and they named him Ian Alexander, Jr.

Divorced with Ian Alexander Sr

2007

After dating Ian Alexander Sr. for few years they got married in 1977. They were living healthy married life but suddenly in 2007 news about their separation became public and they finally dissolved their married life citing his extra marital affairs.

Won Primetime Emmy Awards

2015

Primetime Emmy Awards is one of the prestigious awards in the acting world and everyone really fells honored if they win this award. She has also been honored with this award once and that was in 2015 for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie.

Won BET Awards

2005

She has been nominated in BET Awards for five different times in her life and out of these five nominations she has been honored once. She won this award for the first time in 2005 for being the Best Actress in the movie, A Cinderella Story.

Won Image Awards

2011

In 1999, she got nominated in Image Awards for the first time in her life and that was for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Motion Picture. She won this award later in 2005 for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture.

Net Worth

2019

As of early 2019, Regina King's net worth is estimated to be around $12 million.